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Networking

Networking with other professionals has proven to be one of the best ways of getting the job you want. Many people are not comfortable with networking but EU offers many different methodologies to help with this vital skill and this is accomplished all while maintaining our core values. 

Departments

Share your expertise or learn new skills in Marketing, Information Technology, Training, or Business Operations. Take an opportunity for a key role by serving as a Committee Director or on our operating board as President, Vice President, or Secretary/Treasurer.

Workshops

Membership is required for all of our workshops except Job Search 1.0, with most workshops being three and a half hours in length and are offered bi-monthly or monthly. These are held at the EDD East Bay Works office in Concord off Port Chicago Highway. 

Other workshops include:

  • Resume Writing and Document Preparation
  • Resume Review
  • Networking
  • Interview Techniques
  • Videotaped Interview Practice
  • Salary Negotiation
  • LinkedIn and Social Media
  • Negotiating Total Compensation  
  • PAR (Problem - Action - Results) Statements 

Events / Speakers

Weekly motivational speakers present at our Tuesday General Meeting (held at our Walnut Creek site). A new member orientation is always given during our General Meeting, and some Success Teams groups also meet after the General Meeting.

Gold Card Exit

Gold Card is a term EU uses when a member has attained that new job or contract. This is always an exciting momemt for the member and the group at large when they hear of a fellow member becoming employed. A very positive moment for all. Members frequently post testimonials on our website, are invited to participate in selected networking events, and quite often return to the group as a presenter.

 

Our Recent Featured Speakers

Upcoming Presentations:

All speakers commence at 9:30am unless otherwise specified.

September 25, 2018, Randy Block, Changing you Brain can Change your Life

October 9, 2018, Ron Elsdon, Non-Traditional, Entrepreneurial Careers

Click "More" to see our past speakers & links to their services or websites

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That reminds me of . . .

Did you know? Linkage statements, used correctly, can connect almost all interview questions to your PARs.

  • Colleagues would probably tell you...
  • Peers would probably tell you...
  • My boss would probably tell you...
  • Subordinates would tell you...
  • That reminds me of ...
  • That's difficult to say, but ... ...
  • For example, ...

It takes practice, and you need to have a grab bag of PARs in your hip pocket, including 2-3 that speak to "learning opportunities." The ability to leverage this technique can be a powerful way to make you shine.

See Steven Richards' article: Surviving the Extreme Interview

Recent Gold Card Members

Congratulations to these members on their new jobs:

Joseph Harrell - July 2018

Marilyn Heublein - July 2018

Belinda Watts - June 2018

Bruce Barbara - June 2018

Karla Villarpando - June 2018

Susan Haase - June 2018

James Driggers - June 2018

Dan Bauer - May 2018

Steve Keiter - March 2018

Camille Ferond - March 2018

Debra Harris - February 2018

Samina Anwar - February 2018

Alton Adebite - February 2018

David Sanford - January 2018

Mark Zotman - January 2018

Stephen Handley - December 2017

Bruce Meibos - November 2017

Karen Troth - September 2017

Tamara Mata - September 2017

Loyd Auerbach - August 2017

Cindy Van Lare - July 2017

Helen Natorilla - July 2017

Julie Ugale - June 2017

Mitch Ashley - June 2017

Richard Fehl - June 2017

Carol Zischke - May 2017

Katie Walsh - April 2017

Mavie Baluyut - April 2017

Linda Pratt - April 2017

Sandy Bennion - April 2017

Ian Marsh - April 2017

Ronald Musoke - April 2017

Phyllis Gaoiran - April 2017

Siegfried Richert - April 2017

Elisa Washington - April 2017

David Gwartzman - April 2017

Donna Moldoff - April 2017

Anne Graham - April 2017

Sally Yuen - April 2017

Juliette Jacques - April 2017

Sofia Suisala - April 2017

Gary Bristow - April 2017

Gladys Pineda - April 2017

John Jacob - March 2017

Ken Silva - March 2017

Steven Buhler - March 2017

Anne Belt - March 2017

Duane Williams - March 2017

Jerome Jane't Sr. - March 2017

Jessie Ding - March 2017

Veena Channon - February 2017

Dwight Shackelford - January 2017

Roberta Redden - January 2017

Cynthia Parras - January 2017

Mac Magana - January 2017

Steve Aronson - January 2017

Andrea Orozco - December 2016

Alicia Gordon - December 2016

Dave Stuckey - December 2016

Jalal Afifi - December 2016

Mary Merschat - December 2016

Bruce Meibos - December 2016

Don Toyofuku - November 2016

Carol Zischke - November 2016

Martin Wong - November 2016

Nicolas Menjivar - November 2016

Doug Casebolt - October 2016

Brian Boer - October 2016

Matthew Silverberg - October 2016

Mike Wood - October 2016

Sam Blittman - October 2016

Steven Sheung - October 2016

Travis Burkey - September 2016

Alicia Gordon - September 2016

John Loughlin - September 2016

William Schramer - September 2016

Jose Santiago - September 2016

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